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How to Create a Custom Shortcut Comment Pop-up Description in Windows

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When you hover over a shortcut of a file, folder, or drive in Windows, a infotip (pop-up description) will show displaying basic property details (metadata) such as a shortcut's target location.

You can also specify a custom comment to show instead of the default location infotip when you hover over a shortcut of a file, folder, or drive in Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to create a custom comment pop-up description for a shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
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If you like, you can customize shortcut infotip details to include this custom comment and all the usual details in the shortcut's infotip pop-up instead of only either the comment or location.

EXAMPLE: Default and custom shortcut comment in infotip pop-up
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Here's How:

1. Right click or press and hold on the shortcut (ex: "Notepad") on your desktop or in File Explorer, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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2. In the Comment field, type a comment (ex: "Opens Notepad") you want to show in the pop-up description (infotip) when you hover over this shortcut, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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3. Refresh (F5) the desktop or File Explorer window the shortcut is on to apply.


That's it,
Shawn